Pothakalanvilai is Located 704 km from the capital city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. It is a small village in Tirunelveli District. The town is surrounded by cities like Panagudi, Nagercoil, Vadakkuvalliyar and Padmanabhapuram. Kanyakumari is also very close-by. Kovalam, Poovar, Tuticorin and Thiruchendur attract many tourists and lie close to Pothakalanvilai.
Places to Stay
There are good budget- friendly hotels in the district closest to Pothakalanvilai, Kanyakumari, which is located at a distance of 26 km from it. Some of these hotels are Hotel Gopinivas Grand Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Cape Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Melody Park (Tariff – Rs. 950) and Hotel Raja Palace (Tariff – Rs. 600.)
The official languages of Pothakalanvilai are Tamil and Malayalam. The other languages that are spoken here are Telugu, Sauraastra, Hindi and English.
Pothakalanvilai celebrates the main festivals of Kanyakumari. The notable festivals are Chaitra Purnima (celebrated in the month of May) Annual festival of the Roman Catholic Church in the month of December and the Navratri festival which is held in the month of October.
Places of Interest
There are several districts and cities close to Pothakalanvilai that offer plenty of tourist attractions. Kanyakumari is located only 27 km from the town. It offers attractions like the Gandhi Memorial and the Vivekanand Rock Memorial. Tirunelveli is 57 km far away from the town and offers interesting tourist attractions like the Vettuvan Koil, Swamy Nellaiyappar Temple and Mundanthurai Kalakad Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to Get There
The airport nearest to Pothakalanvilai is the Tuticorin Airport. It is located about 71 km away from the town.
The closest railway station to Pothakalanvilai is the Northern Panakudi railway station which is located only 13 km from the town.
There are daily bus services to Kanyakumari and Bengaluru (among others.) Some of the best bus operators in this region include KPN Travels, Kallada Tours and SRS Travels. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.